Lyric Analysis: Niall Horan – Slow Hands

A closer look into the lyrics of Niall Horan's "Dirty Laundry"

Blocland is Proud to Announce the 1st Annual BlocFest!

  This is it, Blocland faithful. We are just pleased as peaches to announce the inaugural BlocFest 2017, proudly sponsored by , this November on the magnificent shores of Lake Koocanusa. Which is less than a two...

Selections from Saul: Volume II

In this hectic fast-paced world with dozens of new albums being pushed upon you every week, it's easy for some great records to get lost in the shuffle. Luckily, Saul Wright is here to guide your...

Is It Good? New Music from The Killers

The Killers have always been more of a so-called "singles band." Hot Fuss was a solid debut with canonical singles ("Mr Brightside" still slays, fam), but does anyone listen to "Andy, You're A Star" in 2017?...

“Handsome Wolf, Divine Operator” – All Hail Dan Boeckner

In honor of content week here at Blocland, and in honor of me not getting fined and sent to Canada, and in honor of the new Wolf Parade album coming out on October 6th, I figured...

Meat’s Picks: Volume 1

Everyone agrees that diversity is the spice of life, and since it's long been established that my musical tastes are the most diverse of all the Blocland staffers (and honestly, maybe the most diverse of anyone...

ShitKid – “Sugar Town”

Some hero placed this track on the Raptor Jesus weekly Stereogum Weekend Party playlist. Prior to that I had never heard of ShitKid. A quick Bandcamp perusal yields the following data..... ShitKid is the project of 24-year-old...

The Blocland Buzz! August is Here Tomorrow!

  Welcome back to the Blocland Buzz. August is here tomorrow and our staff is buzzin'. Buzzin on what you ask? Well take a look. The Song "Boys" by Charli XCX I didn't want to like this song. The buzz...

Diamonds in the Turd: Jet – Look What You’ve Done

https://open.spotify.com/track/0ZSmRnXnP5fdANtVlCok1g A monkey pissing in its own mouth. Born in Australia in 2001, Jet quickly came to prominence with the release of an EP, some requisite NME hyperbole, and a record deal with Elektra. They quickly blew the FRICK...

Interview: Jefre Cantu-Ledesma talks about his stunning shoegaze-ish new album On The Echoing Green

Cantu-Ledesma details his new album with Blocland folkie Saul Wright.